Medal of Honor Ceremony for Army Captain William Swenson

President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Army Captain William Swenson for his service as a trainer and adviser embedded with the… read more

President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Army Captain William Swenson for his service as a trainer and adviser embedded with the Afghan Border Police Mentor Team. He risked his life evacuating wounded Afghan and American soldiers during an ambush by Taliban insurgents in the Ganjgal valley the morning of Sept. 8, 2009. Five Americans, 10 Afghan army troops and an interpreter perished in the fight. close

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Medal of Honor Ceremony for Army Captain William Swenson

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Program ID:
315636-2
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
East Room, White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 15, 2013
Last Aired:
Oct 20, 2013

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  • Oct 15, 2013 | 10:11pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 16, 2013 | 2:34am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 19, 2013 | 11:19am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 20, 2013 | 10:30am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
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